seriously the first film was full of in jokes, "lifelike hair", "kung fu grip", "knowing is half the battle". this one had nothing, seriously before they jumped into battle it should have been a shout of "YO Joe" rather than the generic "huah!" ( pardon my spelling)Okay the run up to the battle was like a toy advert- Hiss tank here, water maccossin there, 'joe's tank".
Not as much of a Joe fan as a transformers fan, but still buy a figure or two, even if 'shock horror' my battle suit duke and scarlet are currently filling out my 3-1/4"avengers ranks, with Iron Man, War Machine,Cap, Black widow, and steel brigade 'me' at present.
What's with the spoilers? ROC is 3 years old and well, if anyone hasn't seen Retaliation yet, oh well. I think dialing back on the humor was a plus, you did have the Duke/Roadblock moments though.